Most people believe that money is the source of all evil. However, when you look closely you realize that the lack of money is the devil itself. I have never heard of a millionaire breaking a bank, or someone like Oprah conning someone else for money. Can you imagine finding Bill Gates in jail for snatching someone’s purse because he was starving, or Warren Buffet, crying in court for breaking into someone house? Imagine all you can but I know that you will not experience the preceding in your life time.
The lack of money is what sends many people into hospitals, dealing with all sorts of neurologically engineered illnesses manufactured by worrying about money. I actually once experienced a panic attack because I didn’t know how I was going to pay my bills. It’s the lack of money that suffocates our vision, weakens our enthusiasm and chokes our relationships.
” It’s the lack of money that normally suffocates our vision, weakens our enthusiasm and chokes our relationships.”
With that said, it is apparent that understanding your money psychology is important in helping you to shift from barely surviving to living life on your terms. It is vital to develop and maintain a healthy relationship with money.
In this article, I share 3 mental and emotional associations that hinder us from identifying ways to earn more money. Note that these associations are like bad marriages that can pollute your good intentions of living a wealthier life. I urge you to take time as you analyze these associations and answer the related questions so that you can resolve them and then start developing a healthier relationship with money.
“Negative associations with money are like bad marriages that can strangle your good intentions of living a wealthier life.”
(a) What negative beliefs do you have about money? Write them down.
Note that whatever you believe becomes your reality. If you believe that money is the source of all evil, you are impliedly negating money. If you believe that money is a beautiful thing to have you will do whatever it takes to have more of it. Most importantly, your unconscious mind, where the magic brews, will support you into earning more money because you created a positive belief about it.
(b) After writing down all these beliefs, know that they are all lies, illusions that do not exist. They are temporary pretences that your mind holds onto and you can easily let them go. With that in mind, create a new list with the opposite beliefs to the negative ones you have. Read the new list at least 3 times daily to reinforce these new beliefs into your unconscious mind.
“Negative beliefs about money are temporary pretences that your mind holds onto and you can easily let them go.”
What negative experiences have you had that have convinced you that having money is painful? For instance, have you lent someone money and they never paid you back? Have you been backstabbed, disappointed, lied to or wrongfully punished because of money?
(a) Take time to think about all these experiences.
(b) Realize that by thinking about these experiences, you are living in the past. You are not enjoying the magic in the present moment. You are missing out. Note that these experiences are long gone and you can nullify them in your mind. Know that you have the power to speak to your mind and tell it to let go of this poison. Do not underestimate the power you have over your thoughts. Don’t let your thoughts rule you, rule them. Command them to behave themselves. Tell yourself the truth that you are more than these experiences. Remember that all experience is intended to help us learn and grow into more informed beings, and not to hold us back from progressing in life.
“Remember that all experience is intended to help us learn and grow into more informed beings, and not to hold us back from progressing in life.”
Perceptions are projections of our inner world. Whatever you perceive is a reflection of how you have internally identified with the perceived. If your projections about money are filled with anger, sadness, struggle, scarcity or rage, that’s exactly how you will perceive money.
(a) Sit in a comfortable position, close your eyes and imagine that money is your partner. How is he/she dressed? What type of conversations do you have? Do you see yourself arguing or laughing? What are you telling this money-image? Is it good or bad? How do you feel about your relationship? Do you feel like you love each other? After you are done, open your eyes and think through your visualized perception of money, plus your relationship with it.
(b) Whatever money-image and relationship that your mind revealed, go through the exercise again but this time creating a more positive image and relationship. Image that money as your partner is well groomed, strong and healthy. Imagine that you are walking down the street holding hands, laughing, and having a good time. Imagine telling each other repeatedly that you love each other very much. Generate the related positive emotions. Go through this exercise every day until you start believing that you and money are good together. Trust your mind to create similar experiences in your reality.
Remember that you are the master of your destiny. It’s up to you to realize that you are more than your experiences; you are more than the negative money associations plus all the other things that weigh you down: and that money is nothing more than the relationship you have with yourself.
“When all is said and done we realize that all along we had both keys to our life’s prisons and freedom.”
Check out this video to access a few exercises that will help resolve negative associations you may have with money.